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My week in pictures

Monday

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First of two hospital visits, with a little bit of work afterwards.

Tuesday

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My phone is full of photos of books I want to read, I loved The Miniaturist.

Wednesday

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An innocent meeting with my PhD supervisor ended with me giving up my PhD as illness and time are not working in my favour. Still hurts.

Thursday

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No heating at work and for some reason I am not sweating like a pig.

Friday

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Post Friday Film night cuddles in mummy’s bed.

Saturday

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My mum and I survived Lulu’s 6th Birthday party.

Sunday

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Fairy lights behind my bed? What more could a girl ask for???

 

Food, Glorious Food

Since I started my PhD, the weekends that Lu spends wither dad are the ones that I spend studying and a few weekends ago I had to pop into the library at uni to pick up some books. Since I was going to be in Oxford anyway I thought it might be a good idea to have little jaunt around with the puppy and grab a coffee. I was actually on my way to one of my favourite brunch places, Organic Deli Cafe, but only  got as far as Gloucester Square which is conveniently located between one of the car parks and the city centre. What was a “I’m just going to have a quick look before we pop off for breakfast’ ended up with a “lets eat here”. And oh my goodness was it worth stopping.

I did a quick circuit of the stalls and ended up at a food truck serving Arepas, traditional Venezuelan food, which is *drum roll* naturally gluten free!!! It was like a cornbread pocket filled with yumminess. I took advice from the owner/chef and had the slow cooked beef with the chipotle sauce and a smidgen of salsa, it was amazing, I had a cup of sugar cane lemonade too and then could not say “no” to a meringue topped cake dessert, in fact it was so good that M ordered an Arepas too. We stood and chatted with the lovely owners and ate our food licking the sauce off our fingers.

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I could have eaten it agin but wanted to give the restsof the market chance, one must be fair to ALL the nice food. So off I went to the coffee stall where I had spied gluten free brownies – orange, cheesecake or salted caramel. I went for a cheesecake one as M adores cheesecake and I knew I wouldn’t be able to eat it all myself oddly enough (to others) I am not a big fan of chocoltely things, but I wanted something a little sweet to go with the coffee, which was amazing.

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There was an really nice looking mexican stall who I chatted with, they did gluten free tacos and nachos and I had made mental note to pick some up or the journey home but I was so full after the brownie that I felt i needed to be sensible and stop myself. But next time I am around on a saturday its nachos first then Arepas then coffee. Then Arepas again.

 

 

 

My week in pictures

Monday

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Have had my beloved Filofax pristine for ten years. Two minutes with the puppy and this….

Tuesday

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Another day another hospital appointment.

Wednesday

 

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Gave in and watched Making a Murderer with puppy for company.

Thursday

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Glamorous movie star look – well actually felt exhausted so lingered in bed.

Friday

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Bedtime cuddles & some awful children programme on Netflix.

Saturday

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Spending time with a good friend was good for my soul. 

Sunday

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Lucia and I hanging out in bed, it was heaven.

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Keeping it real – Lucia took this.